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Three friends talking everything pro wrestling (current and nostalgia from the past). Laughs, beers, and a good time are sure to follow.

Ep. 77: Is WWE Too Reliant On Older Stars?

October 10th, 2018
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A really good discussion this week coming out of WWE Super Show-Down. With the official announcement of Shawn Michaels' return to the ring, we debate the narrative that WWE is becoming too reliant on older superstars. Is that actually the case?

Plus, we talk about whether WWE Crown Jewel is in danger of being cancelled now given some recent world events, discuss the WWE title picture with AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan, and close by talking about the possibility of bringing back some PPV names from wrestling's past.

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Ep. 76: WWE Super Show-Down Preview and Predictions

October 2nd, 2018
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With this Saturday's WWE Super Show-Down on the horizon, the guys from the Top Rope Nation podcast get you ready for Saturday's big event on the WWE Network while also reviewing this weeks RAW and SmackDown episodes. Triple H vs. the Undertaker, AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz, and so much more. We break down all the matches and give you all the information you need to be ready for Super Show-Down.

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Ep. 75: Brie Bella’s Big Kick, Dean’s Heel Tease, and More

September 26th, 2018
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We return to the airwaves to talk all the latest in the world of wrestling. Brie Bella had a nasty kick to Liv Morgan on Monday night that resulted in a nasty injury. Should Brie be wrestling in the big leagues at this point? We look at this controversial topic as well as discuss Dean Ambrose teasing a heel turn, a great Ricochet/Pete Dunne match from NXT, Aiden English teasing an interesting situation with Rusev/Lana, more thoughts on Shawn Michaels' upcoming return to the ring, listener questions, and much more!

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Ep. 74: WWE Hell In A Cell 2018 Review

September 16th, 2018
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We break down Sunday night's WWE Hell In A Cell PPV event immediately following its conclusion. Brock Lesnar made his return, which lead to an unfortunate finish in the Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman match.

We cover all of that and everything else. Overall, this was a very good PPV that saw Samoa Joe and AJ Styles have a really good match, the RAW tag team titles were defended in one of the best tag team matches on the WWE main roster in several months, and Alexa Bliss got her rematch with Ronda Rousey.

Plus, a memorable Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy Hell In A Cell match and much more. 

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Ep. 73: Hell In A Cell Preview, Shawn Michaels’ Return, ALL IN

September 13th, 2018
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A big show this week as Ryan, Justin, and Kyle preview this Sunday's WWE Hell In A Cell PPV event. Plus, we also give our thoughts on last week's big ALL IN show from Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks and also talk about Shawn Michaels' (apparent) pending return to the wrestling ring.

A really good show that got a little heated at times as the hosts fiercely debated a few of these topics. You don't want to miss this one.

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Ep. 72: The Curious Case of Braun Strowman

August 30th, 2018
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What in the blue hell is going on with Braun Strowman?! After last week's puzzling heel turn by Becky Lynch, WWE followed it up this week with Strowman also turning heel. Things are getting out of hand at WWE and we are here to make sense of it all for you. If you enjoyed the discussion about Lynch's heel turn last week, this is one you aren't going to want to miss. 

Additionally, we talk more about Becky Lynch's direction, the problems with Hell In A Cell, and end the show discussing the biggest independent wrestling show of all time happening this weekend in Chicago - ALL IN!

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Ep. 71: Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and the Omnipotent Babyface

August 24th, 2018
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The hot topic on the internet this week is WWE turning Becky Lynch heel against Charlotte Flair and the fan's revolting to that script. We break this one down from all angles, including from a historical lens as we look at WWE's past in booking heels against "omnipotent babyfaces." This is a great discussion with a lot of wrestling history thrown in for context that you won't want to miss.

Plus, we're talking The Shield's reunion from Monday Night RAW, the New Day winning the SmackDown tag titles, possible directions for Hell In A Cell, Daniel Bryan re-signing with WWE, and a whole lot more. 

As a special note, this show was livestreamed as we recorded it (with video) on a special feed to our supporters on Patreon, as we do every single week. If you want to join us every week with exclusive access to the live videostream (and get the show a day earlier than everyone else), join us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/topropenation.

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Ep. 70: WWE SummerSlam 2018 and NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV Reviews

August 19th, 2018
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We went live immediately following WWE SummerSlam on Sunday night to break down the show with our instant reactions, as well as to review Saturday night's NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV event. Full discussion on what worked and didn't work at SummerSlam and TakeOver as well as a look ahead to what is now in WWE and NXT's future. 

Joining our PPV post show panel this month was Derick Schroeppel of the Oversell Podcast. 

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Ep. 69: WWE SummerSlam 2018 Preview

August 17th, 2018
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One of the biggest wrestling weekends of the year is upon us and we are here to break it all down for you. This week, we give a full preview of WWE SummerSlam 2018 and NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV. Plus, we discuss the death of Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and Dave Meltzer's controversial statements regarding Peyton Royce. 

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Classics Patreon Preview: SummerSlam 1997

August 9th, 2018
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The second edition of Top Rope Nation Classics is now available in its entirety exclusively over at www.patreon.com/topropenation. We deep dive back in time to 1997 and look at what was perhaps the greatest summer in the history of pro wrestling. Ryan, Justin, and Kyle break down SummerSlam 1997 and all of the news and storylines going on throughout that great time in wrestling history. Hear the first 15 minutes of the show right here and if you want to hear the entire podcast, become a Patron at www.patreon.com/topropenation. We'd be honored to have your support and we think you you will enjoy this bonus show and all of the other great perks that come with signing up. We'll be back with Top Rope Nation Episode 69 next week to preview SummerSlam 2018.